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35 minutes ago, piebaps said:

To be fair if you were exiting southbound you would be very concerned as you'd be in the trees. :D

I have know people who have done this.

They pretend to be Princess Grace of Monaco!

 

 

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More embarrassment for the TT. To me these Clowns are acting like Government jackboots, totally inappropriate behaviour. The Minister in charge of Motorsport came out with his usual stock reply ‘protecting revenue streams’. No common sense, no iniaiative and certainly not capable of thinking on their feet, these civil servants and politicos!

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=48745&headline=In this week's Manx Independent: Terrible Trouble over the leTTers T and T&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2019

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17 minutes ago, 2112 said:

‘protecting revenue streams’.

Speaketh Volumes, methinks....

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26 minutes ago, 2112 said:

More embarrassment for the TT. To me these Clowns are acting like Government jackboots, totally inappropriate behaviour. The Minister in charge of Motorsport came out with his usual stock reply ‘protecting revenue streams’. No common sense, no iniaiative and certainly not capable of thinking on their feet, these civil servants and politicos!

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=48745&headline=In this week's Manx Independent: Terrible Trouble over the leTTers T and T&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2019

They've licensed  the clothing rights to a company so they're duty bound to protect those rights otherwise they're worthless. 

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33 minutes ago, 2112 said:

More embarrassment for the TT. To me these Clowns are acting like Government jackboots, totally inappropriate behaviour. The Minister in charge of Motorsport came out with his usual stock reply ‘protecting revenue streams’. No common sense, no iniaiative and certainly not capable of thinking on their feet, these civil servants and politicos!

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=48745&headline=In this week's Manx Independent: Terrible Trouble over the leTTers T and T&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2019

As I pointed out the other night the arrogance is that they don’t even understand what they’re “enforcing” - they don’t own the letters TT for a start as claimed. They have a trademark over various TT logos which incorporate the letters TT and that’s it. Their trademark has not been breached in this instance. You’d think they’d have got a robust legal opinion before they put the jackboots on. These items are now for sale again according to Manx Radio news yesterday evening as clearly they didn’t have a leg to stand on in enforcing this pointless and pathetic action against a small local trader. They really are very good at generating bad publicity for themselves though by acting like money-grabbing idiots. 

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7 minutes ago, The Duck of Atholl said:

They've licensed  the clothing rights to a company so they're duty bound to protect those rights otherwise they're worthless. 

Starship Enterprise made such a big performance regarding Bushys and one or two craft shops, then came to an agreement with Bushys. I understand about the licensing of TT merchandise, and the realisation of protecting revenue streams. On a separate issue, but still relevant, there are one or two banners on the TT course attached to walls advertising ‘goods, services or businesses’ Its worth noting that our sponsors for the TT have exclusive rights for banners etc. Perhaps Starship Enterprise staff may get off their backsides and apply rules, regulations and laws equally to all rather than the select few.

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Perhaps it's covered under "Intellectual Rights or Properties"?

Intellectual and Skelly/DfE don't match though.....

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Whats the schedule for today? Are tyey going to close the roads all day before admitting the fog on the mountain isnt gonna lift or will they leave them open for now. 

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That's this afternoons session cancelled! People losing their minds like it's never rained on the Isle of Man!! 

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Hopes for this evening's schedule to go ahead. Roads closed til @ 10pm though, eek!

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2 hours ago, The Duck of Atholl said:

They've licensed  the clothing rights to a company so they're duty bound to protect those rights otherwise they're worthless. 

Not really in this case.  It's not like Looney's are going global, they're just selling a few t-shirts locally.  The official retailers are unlikely to see their sales impacted as a lot of people only want to buy the official merchandise but the sort of people who buy the Looney's stuff are probably the ones who never would (they will see Looney's as being more authentic because it is local and unapproved of).  There's probably a (rather flimsy) legal case against Looney's, but the commercial effect will be little or none and the rights should be worth what they were before.

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Just to be accurate the owners of the TT franchise are locals.

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I can see that if they let one company get away with infringement, it opens the floodgates to lots of 'small' traders and that would probably impact licensed traders! 

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How does all the churches get away with the so called TT cafes? 

 

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